1936 Shaking in the 60's by Eddie Clarke

whose wines are quite often confused ■with those of Vosne- Romanee. Some of the wines grown on the plain are very ordinary, but the Grand Cms of Echezeaux ai^e alleged to be superlative and to compare very favourably with the most renowned red wines. So far as the writer is concerned, he has yet to taste one that would fall into this category. We are now really in the thick of things at Vosne- Romanee, with its galaxy of stars. Romanee-Conti, Romance, Romance St. Vivant, La Tache, Richebourg, Grands-Suchot, La Grande Rue and Malconsorts. All possess individual character, but have quality that puts them in a class of their own. They live particularly well in bottle but do, of course, demand very high prices. Reluctantly perhaps, we have to move on but Nuits St. Georges is ahead and the town which has given its name to the famous Cote de Nuits is clearly of great importance. One of its vineyards (St. Georges) has been in existence for hundreds of years and takes pride of place. Rarely does one see a bottle labelled simply "St. Georges", but should one come your way, particularly if it is Domaine-bottled, do not pass it by thinking it is just another "Nuits St. Georges". A most interesting wine with plenty of substance and perfect balance. Most of the wines from these parts are sold under the regional name of Nuits St. Georges, but the vineyards of Porrets, Pruliers, Cailles and Thorey are exceptions and are to be found mentioned on the labels. The curtain is almost about to fall on the famed Cote de Nuits for here we are at Premeaux, whose soil and sub-soil is more or less the same as Nuits St. Georges and its wines, no doubt, are sold under that regional name. The hills of the Cote de Nuits now quickly level out and the break in the panorama gives one time for a breather and an opportunity to dwell upon the accepted giants of


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